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    Yesterday, 04:28 PM
    Whatever they put out I'm sure I'll catch it when it hits the net. There is zero chance of it ever resembling a game of D&D I've played so it will just be another fantasy flick with D&D IP, so hopefully its got cool effects.
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    Tuesday, 19th March, 2019, 08:37 PM
    When I pick up my wargaming magazines each month I always lament there isn't a print RPG mag to throw my money at. the UK has at least 3 major wargaming mags but no RPG mags out there? So I always leave the store a sad Flexor. 18/100 STR can't help with that. :(
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    Monday, 18th March, 2019, 06:38 PM
    Not really. When I ran OotA they had three encounters with Demon Lords. 1. Grazzt - the party was 7th level ish at the time I believe. Party of 6. They nearly fought him to a standstill. He was down to less than 100 HP before they fled though a portal to escape. He was MAX HP ad all Demon Lords should be IMO. Paladin Smite Crits are devastating as are any crit on an attack with bonus...
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    Saturday, 16th March, 2019, 04:10 PM
    yeah I'm painting up a force of Hospitallars from Crusader. True 28mm.
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 04:19 PM
    Depends on the settlement. There are no half orcs in my current game but in other games it would depend and you could expect to pay more unless you made friends with people. If your 1/2O goes to a dwarven settlement...well that may be interesting. If you are trying to drag a undead or some kind of horrific monster into a major human city you may be attacked on sight. I just play it by ear...
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 05:13 AM
    Hit them with that last session too! They found a pit trap with a dessicated hobbit down in it. So they take the karate man, as he calls himself, and after tying him off lower him down to get the belt off the body. Well he can't get it lose without touching the body so he gets annoyed and just grabs it so they can pull him up. I'm shocked at this foolishness but you have to go with what the...
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    Friday, 15th March, 2019, 05:08 AM
    I can't take credit for the dungeon, other than making the gas explosive. That was in Rappan Athuck so it was probably Bill Webb. When running stirges even with miniatures I always have them flying around in between the PC kind of swarming so it does make them a bit harder to hit without hitting your "buddies". That never seems to stop the guys from taking Babe Ruth cuts though. Nasty...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 10:49 PM
    No, no desire to watch people play video or tabletop games. I barely watch pro sports anymore.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 08:10 PM
    In that regard I was so angry that I didn't have a straw sucking sound effect ready to go, that will not happen again.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 05:50 PM
    You have to realize that to a large portion of the modern left anyone to the right of Karl Marx is a Nazi. Just look at social media when even mainstream Jewish conservatives are labeled as nazis. but at least now the thread got to the only place it could ever had ended up.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 05:34 PM
    Just so many amazing memories of stirge fights. Mostly related to other party members trying to hack them off others. Again last night they have a classic in my S&W game. So they come across a chamber that is a trap. When three of them enter the floor begins to fall 10' per round and as a heavy gas begins to pump out of the ceiling to drop down into the lower chamber that is forming. So...
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 04:45 PM
    I was kind of joking there. though if you were taking it out to the logical extreme killing orclings before they can become full sized evil pig nosed brutes you are really just making your job easier on yourself so it should be full XP.
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    Thursday, 14th March, 2019, 04:27 PM
    It more I don't care if the someone online has an issue as at our table orcs are just evil orcs. Having 1-2 HD demons swarming around the Prime material plane with the same frequency doesn't work with the fiction of the setting. And honestly until this thread I had never had anyone say to me that orcs were a stand in for blacks or some other ethnicity and it never occurred to me. If some view...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 10:10 PM
    Now watch, D&D playing will spike among Klan members! :rant:
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 08:17 PM
    Part of me would love to run a Hackmaster 5e game. But I know my group would collapse under its complexity. We will see how Mutant Crawl Classics goes when I get a chance.
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 06:22 PM
    You are very welcome! My players and I enjoy it and honestly nobody has ever mentioned how using elements of real world cultures, aka the concepts of shaman/witch doctors in primitive societies, is making them into a racist statement on any real world culture. I can't say I base gaming decisions on anything other than what my table will find enjoyable. Trying to redefine D&D monsters though a...
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 05:46 PM
    3.x was pretty concise in theory but in play as levels rose it became a mess of shifting mods to track. The game rapidly became a chore to run as it was really built with the idea that players were buffed to the max and loaded with gear so they usually were.
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    Wednesday, 13th March, 2019, 05:40 PM
    I still use pig faced orcs that are Chaotic (really LE) and made in the image of Grummish. They lack the free will that was granted to the children of gods of good for the most part. Grummish hates free will. As does Maglubiyet, and most of the other evil deities so their creations are stunted in that way though there have been "defective" orcs that find themselves with that free will. Grummish...
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 09:36 PM
    Isn't the new Age of Signmar actually listed as 32mm now? When using 28mm 3d terrain these huge minis just don't work. At GaryCon I was playing Chainmail with 40mm figs and at first I had to make sure they weren't Reaper.... Thankfully Otherworld is still solid 28mm for figs. Just wish I could get them at the local store, but then again the local shops really only carry Bones these days...
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 06:35 PM
    I think the only edition of D&D I didn't see at GaryCon was 4e. But I was neck deep in OD&D, B/X and AD&D.
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    Monday, 11th March, 2019, 06:24 PM
    Running a Swords and Wizardry campaign. Playing in an occasional 5e game that is on hiatus at the moment. One of the other guys may run a few sessions of The Fantasy Trip as well. Picked up Mutant Crawl Classics at GaryCon and may run a few sessions of that this spring. Also playing Bolt Action and Chain of Command, as well as other mini wargames.
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 05:24 PM
    Exactly. For us the rules are secondary to generating the fun unless they are getting in the way. Or just fail to do what I want them to do for my current game. But for us 99% of the fun isn't based off someones using the kung-fu grip feat at the right time, or putting complicated mechanics together for max effect, its from player interaction and player decisions, and bad dice rolls. My OD&D...
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:37 PM
    I still run my S&W games in GH but honestly I'm not really interested any any 5e update of the setting and honestly wouldn't buy it unless it had some drop dead gorgeous map that I need up on my wall. Not into cramming Dragonborn, tieflings, or stuff like that in the setting. Maybe I'm a bit conservative with my D&D gaming but that's fine with me. I've got 3 editions of GH materials and I'm...
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    Friday, 1st March, 2019, 04:18 PM
    If I wasn't a jerk DM my players would replace me with one who was.
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 09:34 PM
    Oh I don't mind the hero getting larger than life to a degree but I'm more referring to accurately modeling weapons and armor really. But swords are sexy and pole axes aint. Though one thing I like about S&W is you really peak around level 9-10, like old D&D. So you never get the crazy HP and/or attack bonuses of high level 3e/4e/5e PC, which makes them less godly. D&D often turns into a...
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 06:38 PM
    Its madness!!! At this point is Reaper 32mm in all but name? The newer guys I've bought were so big they really don't fit in with real 28mm stuff. And my 25mm stuff is pretty much only useful for hobbits. Using my Perry and Crusader historical stuff looks so off as they are more realisticlly proportioned and honest 28mm scale. But I appreciate that the D&D minis out now are not nutty big. ...
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 06:03 PM
    I think a big reason why my group didn't grouse when I moved the system from more complex games ultimately Swords and Wizardry is that they don't mess with the game stuff outside game night for the most part, so the build tweaking loss wasn't a huge deal. Since 2k we went from 3.0>3.5>CC>1e+CC mashup>5e>S&W. And with 5e, well I was having to rework too much of it to make it even remotely...
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 05:09 PM
    Yeah though I don't have the box. Also have a scenario for it, Orc's Drift. You could tell the game was more about campaign type games than tourney gaming back then.
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 04:48 PM
    I've got 2e but man that is sweet.
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 04:32 PM
    I would love a game that more accurately modeled medieval combat and weapons, and made combat full of mechanical options and choices...but every system like that I've tried was a chore to run and bogged down at the table. So I went back to an OD&D philosophy and system and things are fine.
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    Wednesday, 27th February, 2019, 03:57 PM
    I've learned that complex rule system rarely add to the fun at the table. Oh they often add to the fun away from the table for those who love build tweaking and such, but tons of options and the resulting mods they create and require tracking add little to the quality of the game. Quite the opposite, it usually makes the flow of the game more choppy as we spend more time engaging the rules...
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    Tuesday, 26th February, 2019, 11:56 PM
    Obviously its not for you if you find the base functionality poor. I stopped running 5e but play in an occasional game and find the program on my iPad browser to be fantastic even just using the free stuff. I navigate via the menu but I'm just using the character generator and sheet not any campaign tools. I just read all the time people who game a lot complaining about what if the company...
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 09:39 PM
    If you buy the books on there and play a regular game, then in 5 years it closes down.....do you think you wouldn't get your 20 dollars worth?
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    Monday, 25th February, 2019, 08:16 PM
    Yes. Yes they are. Well some of them are.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 10:09 PM
    I always ask them to give me the gist. The issue they miss is that often no check will be required if they used a bit of the info I've given out to make the appropriate inquiry, speech, etc. But when I ran 5e if you go, "well I'll make a diplomacy check and I have a...3!" Well you are going to get the results of that 3 pretty much regardless. But if you lead off with "well I know the king is...
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 08:46 PM
    All pubs should be dark and dank.
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 03:55 PM
    I haven't had to, well we told little Timmy to take a hike but that wasn't the same. Thankfully his stepdad who plays didn't get goofy about it. There have been times where I wanted to toss one player for his endless spouting of leftist politics but that has died down a bit so its gotten a lot better, bad case of TDS though. But the whole table is long term friends and 2 sets of brothers and...
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    Friday, 22nd February, 2019, 03:32 PM
    Yes, yes you are. I often will do a coat of gloss then the coats of a really matt varnish like army painter anti-shine. Depends on if its a PC mini that will have a lot of grubby mitts on it.
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    Thursday, 21st February, 2019, 10:39 PM
    Most fantasy combat systems in RPG are a mish mash of weapons and armor from a thousand year period all dumped into a single point in time. Swords are prime despite falling out of favor to things like pole axes when plate armor took over. When you look at history when full plate armor took over shields were made obsolete for those decked out in it, but in D&D its all plate + shield + sword. ...
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Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

  • 04:29 PM - Ratskinner mentioned Flexor the Mighty! in post Why the hate for complexity?
    I'd agree with both Blue and Flexor the Mighty!. I mean, when I was young, I got into game complexity a lot. But I think it was barking up the wrong tree from the goals of play for which I come to an rpg. I'm perfectly happy to play a complicated war or battle game like SFB, even. I think there's definitely a place for complicated rules for competitive environments. However, that's the long way around for a game that's trying to create an interesting story. (And not all gamers come to rpgs for that purpose, either.) And honestly, that's why I come to play an rpg. I think, in a historical sense, a more fundamental problem is that traditional rules are not geared towards "story" at all, so much as they are geared toward a very loosely-drawn idea of "simulation" of a fantasy world.* So, this leads to "fudging" rolls and rules. I mean, you can't have the people who were prophesied to save the world in episode 1 get eaten by a randomly encountered Troll in episode 3....so, if I'm going to be fudging rolls, why have all these details ...

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Monday, 28th January, 2019

  • 06:54 PM - DM Dave1 mentioned Flexor the Mighty! in post What is your way for doing Initiative?
    We experimented with the Popcorn Intiative for a few sessions. For now, we just roll, highest goes first, ties between PCs and monsters go to the players (and, in the case of player ties, whichever player I wrote down first or whichever player wants to go first - no one has really cared). I roll a separate initiative for each monster type (the 3 goblins get one roll, the one bugbear gets its roll, and the 5 giant rats get theirs). We might try some modified group initiative (like Sacrosanct and Flexor the Mighty! suggest upthread) but where I roll an average for two monster groups (arbitrarily "fast" and "slow"). All players who beat all the monsters sort out their own order, those in the middle do the same, and those at the bottom of the order do the same. In any case, if you use a method that includes rolling for initiative, I highly recommend having players do an initiative roll before the session starts. As people arrive, they can do their roll. If the DM has done the same with some potential monster encounters, everyone can jump right into the action instead of "pausing" a combat for initiative. When the dust settles and the combat is over, the PCs can roll again... you know, in case another combat pops up.

Friday, 7th December, 2018

  • 02:01 AM - dave2008 mentioned Flexor the Mighty! in post Mythological Figures: Odysseus/Ulysses (5E)
    You presume he didn’t read it. I read it all and agree entirely with his assessment. Just sayin’. I did yes, but not for the reason you surmise. After all I agree with his assessment (which I have stated many times and I assume you know since you read it). I made the comment because I think the debate is an interesting read and it might interest Flexor the Mighty!

Thursday, 18th December, 2014

  • 07:20 AM - airwalkrr mentioned Flexor the Mighty! in post HotDQ looking like an early TPK...
    This is a classic DM issue, Flexor the Mighty!, and I hope this does not come off as sounding inconsiderate or rude (I mean to be constructive), but the tools for dealing with it have been around as long as there has been a DMG. What to do when the PCs don't play the adventure module in what is written to be the most likely outcome? Well you seem to have hit on the answer already judging by your post, but maybe you are hesitant to jump to it because it isn't in the book. Start by looking at your campaign setting. If you are using the Forgotten Realms (the default), then there are hordes of other factions and entities that might be interested in what is going on. All of Toril is your sandbox! So toss in adventure hooks of your own design in to give the PCs other things to do for a little while. They do not have to be complicated or take a long time. And you can even weave them into the overall story. But subplots do not have to be limited to running this in the Realms unless you are running this in a world of isolation where the ...

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Thursday, 21st March, 2019

  • 09:11 AM - thorgrit quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    Unless the movie has the leads loot a dead comrade then use his body to wedge open a door its just another generic fantasy flick to me. They have to at least go through all the stages of grief over their fallen comrade. Because nobody remembered the command word for that magic item he had, and it's worth a lot less to fence if you don't know the command word.

Wednesday, 20th March, 2019

  • 09:34 PM - Oofta quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Casting Begins Soon For D&D Movie?
    Unless the movie has the leads loot a dead comrade then use his body to wedge open a door isn't just another generic fantasy flick to me. Were you at my table my last game?
  • 03:21 PM - Quartz quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Will 5e be the last edition to emphasize print products?
    When I pick up my wargaming magazines each month I always lament there isn't a print RPG mag to throw my money at. the UK has at least 3 major wargaming mags but no RPG mags out there? What are their print runs? From here, Dungeon Magazine had a print run of 40,000. Dragon had a print run of over 125,000 in 1992. Also, their demographics may be different - IIRC wargamers tend to the old (historical) and the young (Warhammer), both groups with higher disposable incomes.

Monday, 18th March, 2019

  • 08:10 PM - Ralif Redhammer quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Facing demon lords at full strength
    What a bummer! My party of five 9-13 level folks spent almost two hours fighting him. I was surprised that no PCs were killed in the process, but by the end, a few of them had to switch to defensive/healing actions to stay alive. I don’t mind it if luck and/or strategy give PCs an easy win now and then, but for beings like Demogorgon, Tiamat, Acererak and the like, I feel like they should be a gripping, Dark Souls-style, hard-fought win. 3. Final boss fight of the campaign. Demogorgon! I gave him MAX HP and he was at full power despite the fiction of him just fighting off the rest of the demon lords. The party of 6 L10-11 PC pimp slapped him in 3 or 4 rounds. Made their saves and again bonus dice crits dominated the combat. No losses in combat, no real drama, just a total stomp of the immortal prince of demons. Was anti-climactic and honestly deflating.

Saturday, 16th March, 2019

  • 01:04 PM - ExploderWizard quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Miniature scale creep is out of control!!!!!
    Isn't the new Age of Signmar actually listed as 32mm now? When using 28mm 3d terrain these huge minis just don't work. At GaryCon I was playing Chainmail with 40mm figs and at first I had to make sure they weren't Reaper.... Thankfully Otherworld is still solid 28mm for figs. Just wish I could get them at the local store, but then again the local shops really only carry Bones these days which I don't use for PC models so its internet ordering in any event. Wargames Foundry produces quite a few ranges of 28mm figures. A lot of the historicals work well in fantasy games too.

Thursday, 14th March, 2019

  • 04:38 PM - Sadras quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    But I'd give 1 XP for the orclings. The laugh is for this comment, otherwise I'd have given you an XP. You seriously give 1XP for orclings, so you're incentivising them to become baby-slayers in your game? Very King Herod/Joffrey of you :lol: I suppose it is like those video-games that incentivise bad behaviour. Usually when I have done that it (introduced wee-folk) it is to raise a complication/dilemma. Once a PC druid retired his character by declaring that his druid would take and raise the surviving 4 wee-gnolls in an attempt to extinguish their inherent evil taint.
  • 02:43 AM - Hussar quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Okay I will admit I'm a bit of traditionalist, so I also would not want to see blonde Vulcans. I believe the answer to your post is, for the WotC/community to create more awesome dudes like Duke Ulder Ravenguard, Marshall of the Flaming Fist in our D&D mythos. Why complain and attempt to rewrite (correct) the past when you control the present and future? And why are we obsessing with Tolkien, black hair and darker skinned elves are allowed in FR and many other settings. Do we really need PoC to play every role possible? Vikings? Kerrigan? Mario Brothers? Can fiction just not be? Nope. But, we do need the option. Juliet of Romeo and Juliet was played by a boy for a long, long time. Does that mean that every single stage and movie production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet must feature a boy playing Juliet? We're obsessing with Tolkien because invoking Tolkien is pretty much the same as Godwinning a thread. It must be obsessed over. :D But, if you'd like, we can point to a swath of work...
  • 12:02 AM - Riley37 quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Do orcs in gaming display parallels to colonialist propaganda?
    Now watch, D&D playing will spike among Klan members! It's certainly a fast-growing market. Hate groups have surged in the USA since "Unite the Right" in Charlottesville. Perhaps WOTC missed an opportunity, by failing to set up an outreach booth for that event? Were there lots of drop-ins, that week, at the Adventurers League session of the friendly local game store? Could WOTC break into a market dominated by RaHoWa? If you want to know about the RaHoWa TRPG, a search for "rahowa 1d4chan" will get you there, but warning, the description includes quotes from the game itself, and that means a LOT of offensive language including slurs. Flexor recognizes that the Klan still exists. Sadras writes as if racism is over, a thing of the past, and today's young generation could grow up in complete innocence, as long as we hide unpleasant history from them. Why the flowers *would* Dylann Roof describe black people in the same vile terms as his 19th-century and 20th-century predecessors? For the people at ...

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

  • 10:05 PM - Celebrim quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Why the hate for complexity?
    Oh I don't mind the hero getting larger than life to a degree but I'm more referring to accurately modeling weapons and armor really. But swords are sexy and pole axes aint. One thing that I find if you start attempting to model the various factors involved somewhat reasonably is that what works on a battlefield doesn't always work for someone whose job is to explore steaming jungles, trap filled tombs, lightless caves, and reeking mires. One advantage that swords have over pole axes, however much all other things being equal on a tournament floor the pole axe wielder has the advantage of the sword wielder, is that swords are ever so much wieldier than pole arms. A soldier can put an axe over his shoulder and march, and fight on a battlefield, but I dare you to be doing what my players have to do wearing plate armor and carrying a pole axe. You just don't have enough hands, and you have no good way to store the thing when its not needed because it's longer than you are. You'll find that if you ar...
  • 09:18 PM - Blue quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Why the hate for complexity?
    I would love a game that more accurately modeled medieval combat and weapons, and made combat full of mechanical options and choices...but every system like that I've tried was a chore to run and bogged down at the table. So I went back to an OD&D philosophy and system and things are fine. Respectfully, I'm not sure I would. Riddle of Steel (a Conan-expy RPG) was lauded about the realism of the combat - and was upfront that three okay combatants vs. a mighty hero would end on the side of numbers. Getting ganged up was very realistic - and therefore deadly. I like slaying dragons and wading through hordes of goblins. My hobby is an escape, it needs only be to realistic enough to feel right and give me a sense of tension and risk - and needs to be unrealistic enough that we can be heroes and fight those dragons. (On the other hand, I'd definitely play that as a pocket game against friends.)
  • 05:00 PM - Morrus quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post Of Balrogs & Ents: Warhammer “Mass Combat Fantasy Roleplaying Game”
    I've got 2e but man that is sweet. Is that this one? 105089

Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

  • 11:49 PM - Retreater quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post DnD Beyond is having quite a sale
    If you buy the books on there and play a regular game, then in 5 years it closes down.....do you think you wouldn't get your 20 dollars worth? I'm not going to buy only one book for $20. I'd need the Player's Handbook, DMG, MM, Campaign Book, etc. All told, I'd be spending well over $100 to get digital versions of my collection - just what I'm using right now. Plus, I don't find the usability of it that great. For starters, the back button takes you out of the app and back to the phone's home screen instead of a simple "page back" function. So if I'm DMing an adventure, click on the stat of a monster and want to back out to the room description, BAM I'm out of the adventure and need to reload everything. Terrible design.

Friday, 22nd February, 2019

  • 06:07 PM - S'mon quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post What paints do you use?
    Yes, yes you are. I often will do a coat of gloss then the coats of a really matt varnish like army painter anti-shine. Depends on if its a PC mini that will have a lot of grubby mitts on it. I mostly GM in dimly lit pubs; often the light reflecting off my glossy minis is about the only illumination we have! :p
  • 11:12 AM - S'mon quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post What paints do you use?
    Never had that issue with Vallejo. I give them a a couple coats of a matt varnish, army painter mostly, and haven't had issues. Any paint on a pewter mini will wear off in play unless there's plenty of varnish. I agree, I don't find Vallejo GC any worse for this. I guess the very thick Army Painter paints might be slightly better, but in any case I prefer a thick coat of clear varnish for my gaming minis. I generally prefer gloss varnish too - I know, I'm a barbarian. :D
  • 12:26 AM - pogre quoted Flexor the Mighty! in post What paints do you use?
    Never had that issue with Vallejo. I give them a a couple coats of a matt varnish, army painter mostly, and haven't had issues. I'll be an echo. Never had any issues with durability with Vallejo and I have been using it a long time. Don't know about Scale 75 - only started using those a year ago. So far, so good.

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